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Japanese missions against Kavieng

January 21, 1942
(IJN) Over sixty carrier aircraft from Akagi including 9 A6M2 Zeros and 18 D3A1 Vals and Kaga launches 9 A6M2 Zeros and 16 D3A1 Vals. The Japanese aircraft attack Kavieng, concentrating on the wharf area, Chinatown, and the recently built Kavieng Airfield. All Japanese aircraft land safely.

American missions against Kavieng
August 17, 1942 - April 8, 1944

August 17, 1942
(5th AF) A single B-17 bombs Kavieng.

August 18, 1942
(5th AF) Single B-17 bombs Kavieng Airfield area.

September 12, 1942
(5th AF) B-17 strafes a vessel south of Kavieng.

December 5, 1942
(5th AF) B-24s bomb Kavieng Airfield.

April 1, 1943
(5th AF) B-17s attack a convoy off Kavieng.

April 3, 1943
(5th AF) B-17's pound shipping and the airfield at Kavieng while single B-24's bomb Kavieng.

April 4, 1943
(5th AF) B-17's bomb the town area and airfield at Kavieng.

April 7, 1943
(5th AF) Single heavy bombers attack shipping and coastal targets at Kavieng.

April 8, 1943
(5th AF) B-17's and B-24's carry out small harassing strikes on Kavieng.

April 23, 1943
(5th AF) Single B-24 score a direct hit on a cargo vessel SE of Kavieng.

May 23, 1943
(5th AF) B-24's and B-17's hit the harbor and airfield at Kavieng.

August 11, 1943
B-24 on armored reconnaissance sinks an enemy freighter NW of Kavieng.

November 1, 1943
(5th AF) Single B-24 hits a ship off Kavieng.

November 9, 1943
(5th AF) B-24s on patrol claim a destroyer sunk near Kavieng.

November 22, 1943
(5th AF) B-24s on armed reconnassiance claim hits on a freighter off Kavieng.

December 25, 1943
(USN) Aircraft from a two-carrier task group (Rear Admiral F. C. Sherman) attacked shipping at Kavieng.

January 3, 1944
(13th AF) 6 B-24's bomb Kavieng.

January 21, 1944
(5th AF) Single B-24's on armed reconnaissance hit ships near Kavieng.

February 7, 1944
(5th AF) Single B-25s on reconnaissance bomb Kavieng.

February 11, 1944
(5th AF) About 50 B-24s pound the airfield at Kavieng.

February 13, 1944
(5th AF) 35 B-24s bomb Kavieng Airfield.

February 14, 1944
(5th AF) 40+ B-24s bomb Kavieng Airfield.

February 15, 1944
(5th AF) A-20 Havocs from the 3rd Bomb Group and B-25 Mitchells from the 345th Bomb Group, 38th Bomb Group make a low level strike against Kavieng and Kavieng Harbor.

February 16, 1944
(5th AF) B-24s bomb Kavieng.

February 19, 1944
(5th AF) 7 A-20s hit shipping at Kavieng.

Feburary 20, 1944
(5th AF) 12 B-24s hit shipping off Kavieng.

March 2, 1944
(USN) In support of the American landing on Emira island. Kavieng and its airstrip was shelled by fifteen destroyers, two escort carriers and four old American battleships , including USS New Mexico, USS Mississippi, USS Tennessee and USS Idaho. 1,079 14 inch and 12,281 five inch shells were fired at the targets.

March 6, 1944
(5th AF) 24 B-24s and 12 P-38s hit Kavieng.

March 20, 1944
(USN) Two escort carriers provided cover and airspot for the battleship and destroyer bombardment of Kavieng.

April 7/8, 1944
(13th AF) Six B-25s heckle the Kavieng Airfield.

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